Last week I shared a set of visualizations I made, exploring the history of The Avengers – the Marvel comic series which first appeared in 1963, and was last week released as a bombastic, blockbuster film (which, by the way, I enjoed tremendously). I looked at the 570-issue archive as a whole, and tried to dig out some interesting patterns concerning female characters, robots, and gods (as far as I know, there are no female robot god avengers – though I guess Jocasta comes pretty close). If you missed that first post, you might want to give it a quick read right now, as I’ll be picking up where I left off.
So far, the discussion has been mostly around the characters of the Avengers, at a collective level. Lots of data is available about each individual character, as well – for example we can look at any Avenger and see every appearance they’ve made over the last 50 years. Here’s Captain America’s record number of appearances:
What a delightful way to start the week!
This is way cool!